Millsap helps Hawks top LeBron, Heat
The Associated Press | January 21,2014
Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap drives to the basket under Miami Heat forward Shane Battier during Monday’s game in Atlanta.
ATLANTA — Paul Millsap scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame LeBron James’ 30 points to beat the Miami Heat 121-114 Monday night.
DeMarre Carroll added 19 points and Pero Antic had 17 for the Hawks, who snapped a nine-game losing streak in their series with the Heat.
Chris Bosh had 21 points for Miami, which was without Dwyane Wade for the second straight game. Atlanta took its first win over Miami since Jan 2, 2012 and its first home win in the series since Nov. 18, 2009.
NETS 103, KNICKS 80
NEW YORK — Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Brooklyn sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game apiece.
Making a triumphant return from London and completing a three-game, three-country road trip, the Nets improved to 7-1 in 2014 and avenged last month’s blowout loss.
Andray Blatche had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Alan Anderson scored 15 points for the Nets.
Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who beat the Nets 113-83 in Brooklyn but were hardly ever in this one. They lost on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the fourth straight time, the last two both at home to the Nets.
BULLS 102, LAKERS 100, OT
CHICAGO — Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting Chicago to victory over Los Angeles.
With nine-tenths of a second left, Mike Dunleavy inbounded from underneath the basket and found Gibson cutting down the middle. The athletic forward then muscled toward the hoop for the winning basket, which was confirmed in a video review by the officials.
Joakim Noah had 17 points and 21 rebounds for Chicago (20-20), which has won eight of 10 to get back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 27. D.J. Augustin had a season-high 27 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Nick Young had 31 points for the Lakers, including a tying baseline jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime.
ROCKETS 126, TRAIL BLAZERS 113
HOUSTON — Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points and Dwight Howard added 24 points to help Houston snap Portland’s five-game winning streak.
The Rockets won their second straight, building a big lead early and answering every time Portland made a run.
James Harden added 22 points and had five assists and Patrick Beverley returned from a broken hand to score 17 points. Parsons added 10 rebounds and seven assists while finishing one point shy of his career-high.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 20 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who have won seven of their last 11 games. Damian Lillard added 24 points and Wesley Matthews had 18.
CLIPPERS 112, PISTONS 103
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds, and Los Angeles breezed past Detroit.
Jordan made his first seven shots — almost all on dunks. Blake Griffin added 25 points and Jamal Crawford scored 26 for the Clippers, who are 6-2 since losing star point guard Chris Paul to a shoulder injury.
J.J. Redick added 20 points for Los Angeles, including two four-point plays when the Pistons fouled him beyond the arc.
Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points for Detroit and Josh Smith added 24, but the Pistons got almost nothing from their starting backcourt. Brandon Jennings went scoreless and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored only six points.
MAVERICKS 102, CAVALIERS 97
CLEVELAND — Monta Ellis scored 22 points, Shawn Marion added 18 and Dallas held off Cleveland’s late rally.
Cleveland roared back from a 24-point deficit in the first half and trailed by three with 2.8 seconds remaining, but the Cavaliers were called for a five-second violation when Jarrett Jack failed to get the ball inbounds. Ellis put the game away with two free throws with 1.1 seconds left.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 26 points. Luol Deng, acquired from Chicago on Jan. 7, scored 20 points in his first home game with the Cavaliers while Anderson Varejao had 18 points with 21 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points and DeJuan Blair added 13 for the Mavericks, who had six players in double figures.
PELICANS 95, GRIZZLIES 92
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Anthony Davis scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds to help New Orleans beat Memphis and snap an eight-game losing streak.
Tyreke Evans added 15 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, and seven assists.
Brian Roberts scored 13 points and Eric Gordon finished with 12 for the short-handed Pelicans, who won for only the second time in January. Alexis Ajinca scored 10 points for New Orleans.
WIZARDS 107, 76ERS 99
WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, Marcin Gortat added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Washington beat Philadelphia to reach .500 for the fourth time this season.
Washington has lost each of the previous times it reached .500. On Wednesday against Boston, the Wizards will try to get over .500 for the first time since they were 2-1 on Oct. 31, 2009. Beal missed 12 of 14 shots in Saturday’s loss to Detroit but snapped back to score 13 in the second quarter and help give Washington a 61-51 lead at halftime.
Michael Carter-Williams led Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight, with 31. Thaddeus Young had 18. Spencer Hawes had 11 points and tied his season high with 14 rebounds.
BOBCATS 100, RAPTORS 95
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and Charlotte held on to beat Toronto for the seventh straight time at home.
Jefferson became the first Bobcats player to have a double-double in the first quarter with 10 points and 10 rebounds, sending Charlotte to a 26-11 lead. The Bobcats stretched the lead to 30 in the third quarter but had to withstand a furious Toronto rally.
With point guard Kemba Walker out with a sprained ankle, Ramon Sessions and Jannero Pargo combined for 40 points on 10 of 17 shooting. Sessions had 23 points and was 10 of 11 from the line, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds left.
DeMar Derozan had 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors, who fell to .500 after their fourth straight road loss.